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7 April 2000page first published

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Nic Robson over at Eureka was kind enough to send us some samples from his new 25mm pirates range.

the basic figure

Each figure comes packaged with a metal slottabase. However, each figure is also missing something - a right or a left hand...

the optional bits

Which is where the optional bits come in. There are two sprues of these - a set of hands with swords, and a set of hands holding miscellaneous items (pistols, belaying pins, and a hook!). However, some of the hands work best as "right hands" while others are "left hands" (you can tell by the placement of the thumbs), so pay attention before you attach your bits. (We made one goof in assembling these figures - can you spot the figure with the wrong hand?)

the joint

The figures also differ, with some having a pin that the hand fits to, and others having a hole that the hand's pin fits into. This means that not every hand will fit every figure. (For instance, the pegleg pirate shown above cannot have the hook for a hand, since neither his arm nor the hook have pins - unless you just glue it into place anyway...)

a pair of pirates - same bodies, different heads and hands

Many of the figures in this series come in pairs (indicated by their product numbers) - the bodies are identical, but the heads are different. The idea is that you can take two figures with different heads, give them different hands, and end up with two unique figures.

Filework may be necessary after the figures are assembled, as the bar that fits into the slottabase often protrudes through the bottom (easily fixed). For best fit of optional hands, you may need to shorten the length of the pin.